Frankincense comes from a tree, it is a small, scrubby, rather unsightly, tree that grows in the wilds of Yemen and Somalia.
                                           It produces small yellow- white coloured flowers with five petals that are a favourite among bees?
It's said the best quality resin comes from trees just out of the reach of monsoon rains where ideal average rainfall is less than 4 inches annually.

                                                     DID YOU KNOW …
~~ Frankincense Essential Oil Proves to be Anti-Cancerous.
          ~~ Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) trees were considered extremely                                                   valuable during  ancient times.
                         ~~ It was used as a general cure-all for ill health.

                                                        DID YOU KNOW …                                                       ~~ The modern world is encroaching on these ancient trees.
   ~~ They are often found in war-torn areas where it is getting                                             more and more difficult to obtain high quality resins                                                        which means We could be without frankincense soon;                                   these ancient givers of healing could have their days numbered 

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 Frankincense is highly fragrant and it is often used in soaps, oils, deodorant, scents and other products. It is considered to contain healing properties, being used to treat respiratory, skin, joint and muscular conditions, as well as being used for meditative and spiritual rituals.
                    ~~ There is a difference in the colour between male and female Frankincense Tree resins, and anyone caught with the female resin                                                                                           during ancient times lost a hand as punishment.
                               ~~ The resin and oil have a woody, spicy and slightly sweet aroma and blends well with all citrus and spice oils                                                                                                             and has long been considered precious and valuable.
 ~~ It begins as a milky-white sticky liquid that flows from the trunk of the tree; it is then distilled by steam to extract its precious essential oil.
                                                   ~~ In ancient times, high quality resin was reserved only for the Kings and Queens.

                                                      DID YOU KNOW …
~~ This Essential Oil is famed from the Biblical story about baby Jesus                                  receives gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh from the Magi.
~~ It was also an ingredient in the sacred Incense and holy anointing oil                                                                  of the Israelites.
~~ Treasured for centuries, it was burnt as the Original Incense offering                   to the gods and used by many cultures to treat almost all known ailments.